There are a couple of things that I can do (without making a peep) to get my dog's 100% full attention and heeled at my side.
1.) If I touch or brush up against the leashes and collars and they clang....*bam* right there they are...sitting in anticipation.
2.) If I crack open a banana....in almost two seconds flat, they are right next to me.
What interesting things do you do that get your dog's full attention without the use of commands?
Dani, Rider & Rookie
SHR Watson's Safari Rider, JH, WC, CL1-R, RA, CGC, TDI
SHR Endeavor Put Me In Coach, RN, WC, CGC
Member Since 6/2003
Stand in the livingroom/kitchen doorway. That's the end of the key rack where the laser pointer hangs.Originally Posted by Dani
open a bag of wine gums or jelly beans They can smell them a mile away LOL
Liz Halle and Maverick
Total Ditto!!! Two Banana-hounds over here, big time!!Originally Posted by Dani
Also, if I sit on the floor in the living room they will come over and wait intently for the game of puppy-wrestle that is bound to ensue. ;D
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Two things here ...
1. put on my barn coat ... that would mean we are going for a walk
2. Touch the side of the frig ... that is where the laser pointer is ;D
If I say the word "HUNGRY" in passing conversation. Sometimes I don't notice even.
Or if I am in the kitchen and open the drawer where their food is...
Open the laundry room door (his food is stored in there). He'll come running and sit just outside the door watching. Doesn't matter if I'm just folding laundry, he'll sit intently watching me just hoping it's feeding time (even if he just ate!).
Can opener, but that's pretty common.
Put on my hoodie. He goes with me 99% of the time so he knows what it means.
Jingle of car keys.
Open the patio door....heaven forbid anyone go out back without her.
Bring a towel out from the bedroom because that means it is time to go for a swim.
Pick up any toys scattered on the floor. Flinch when its near dinner time. Touch one of the blankies.
♣ Laura ♣